This Month's Pick: The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick

At SIMPLE Bars, our mission is to disrupt the sugar packed snack industry and there's no better way than to empower our community with knowledge about sugar. That's why we're committed to recommending insightful books each month to help you make healthier choices and stay informed. 


book cover: The Sugar Fix by Dr. Richard Johnson with Timothy Gower

"The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick" gives readers an insightful view of the harmful influence of high-fructose corn syrup on our health. This book is a beacon of truth against marketing propaganda that obscures the detrimental impact of high sugar consumption. Awash with powerful testimonials and extensive research, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding and improving their dietary habits.

Six Main Takeaways of the Book

  1. Fructose isn’t merely a "Sugar": Dr. Johnson sheds light on the detrimental effects of fructose, especially its processed form, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), used ubiquitously in food and drink manufacturing. Its excessive consumption contributes significantly to weight gain and related health issues.
  2. The Hidden Risk Factors: The book discusses how excessive fructose intake creates a host of health problems such as insulin resistance, obesity, and deceases in liver, heart, and kidney functionalities.
  3. The Research-backed Evidence: The book presents numerous studies directing towards the harmful impact of high fructose consumption, creating a compelling narrative for readers.
  4. Doubting The Popular Beliefs: The authors question the widespread practices of low-fat, high-carb diets, and the dismissal of the impacts of sugar, challenging readers to reconsider their dietary choices.
  5. Pushing Back Against Industry Influence: "The Sugar Fix" exposes the manipulative tactics of the sugar industry in shaping public opinion and scientific research, revealing an inconvenient truth about what goes into our food.
  6. A Life Beyond High-Fructose: The book doesn't just outline the problem. It also offers a solution, presenting a practical plan for revamping your diet, relieving readers of the detrimental consequences of a high-fructose diet.


About the Author

Dr. Richard Johnson is a renowned medical practitioner and prolific writer, passionately devoted to raising awareness about the dangers of excessive sugar consumption, focusing specifically on high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Along with co-author Timothy Gower, an acclaimed medical journalist, they delve deep into this essential topic in their revealing book "The Sugar Fix."